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Anna Roberts, data navigator
June 20, 2018

Meet Anna Roberts, the Indiana CTSI’s Data Navigator

By Ashlynn Neumeyer:
Anna Roberts is the new data navigator for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), where she serves as a resource for investigators across Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame who are looking to harness data expertise available through the Regenstrief Institute. Roberts succeeds Faye Smith, who is now Director of Research Services at Regenstrief.
Anna Roberts (Regenstrief Institute photo)
As data navigator and assistant manager of Regenstrief’s Data Core, which is a designated core of the Indiana CSTI, Roberts is responsible for responding to researchers’ requests for information, meeting with new investigators to...

Tiffany Campbell
May 22, 2018

Indiana CTSI Receives $33M NIH Grant to Improve Health Statewide, with Public’s Participation

Indiana consistently lands near the bottom of the nation’s health ranking lists, with too many babies dying before their first birthday and too many people smoking and abusing drugs.
The Indiana CTSI is a statewide research partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, represented by the institute’s three-color logo.
A statewide network of researchers and staff at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame have been working together to reverse this poor state of health, and are now seeking the help of Indiana residents of all ages and backgrounds as their partners.
Indiana’s preeminent...

Smith, Ekser and Li
May 11, 2018

IU Researchers Using CTSI 3D Bioprinting Core to Study Organs

Indiana University School of Medicine scientist and transplant surgeon Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD, will boost his lab’s xenotransplantation, or cross-species transplantation, research program with a four-year, $9 million research agreement with Lung Biotechnology PBC.
IU School of Medicine researchers Lester Smith, PhD; Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD; and Ping Li, PhD. (Photo courtesy of IU School of Medicine)
According to the latest data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, there are more than 110,000 people in the United States waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and each day, about 20 people die while waiting for a transplant.
Dr. Ekser and his team are working...

Anantha Shekhar speaks at CTSI IU Bloomington Retreat
April 27, 2018

View Presentations from CTSI Opioid Conference

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, director of the Indiana CTSI, speaks at the CTSI’s opioid conference April 25 at IU Bloomington.
Scientists, policy-makers and community members from across Indiana recently gathered April 25 at the Indiana CTSI’s annual retreat at Indiana University Bloomington to discuss opioid research and evidence-based solutions to the state’s opioid crisis.
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make our event a success.
Couldn’t make it to the conference? Presentations from our speakers are available below for those who wish to download them.
Indiana CTSI 2018 IU Bloomington Retreat Presentations:

“Indiana and CTSI Initiatives to Address the Opiate Crisis” – Anantha...

scientific review
March 29, 2018

New Policy Regarding Scientific Review

The Indiana CTSI has provided scientific review of certain full board protocols since October 2016.
Effective March 29, 2018, Indiana CTSI Scientific Review Committee review will be required prior to IRB review for full board studies which require biomedical IRB review and which have not undergone scientific review from another source such as a commercial sponsor or government funding agency. The CTSI Scientific Review Committee process should be initiated prior to IRB review.  Protocols can be submitted directly to CTSI Scientific Review Committee for review by emailing the protocol to ctsisrc@iupui.edu.  
For more information on the review process and criteria, visit the Indiana CTSI...

A student makes her way through the Sample Gates during a sunny, spring day on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
March 27, 2018

Indiana CTSI to Host Retreat at IU Bloomington Focused on Opioid Research

Scientists and community leaders will explore issues related to opioids and addiction at this year’s Indiana CTSI Bloomington Retreat on April 25 on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.
The event, titled “Medical Science Solutions to Indiana’s Opioid Crisis,” will feature lectures by top researchers and government officials, as well as valuable opportunities to network with investigators from across the state and to learn more about research resources and services available through the Indiana CTSI. The retreat will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Presidents Hall in Franklin Hall, 601 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405.
Keynote speakers include:

Kristina Box,...

AWARE: ACCESS partnership
August 23, 2017

IU to Host Commercialization, Entrepreneurship Summit for Female, Minority Researchers

Are you interested in commercializing your scientific discoveries or inventions and networking with female and underrepresented researchers?
Led by the Indiana CTSI and IU Research and Technology Corp. (IURTC), Indiana University is hosting a commercialization and entrepreneurship summit on Oct. 5 at its IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis as part of the AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs) program—a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded partnership of the University of Louisville, IU and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
This pilot program plans to ACCelerate Entrepreneurial SucceSS (ACCESS) of researchers who are women and/or underrepresented minorities by:

Identifying, engaging and mentoring them to...

Dr. Nalim looks at the Regenova 3D bioprinting technology
August 23, 2017

3D Bioprinting Core Gains CTSI Designation, NIH Funding

The 3D Bioprinting Core at IUPUI and IU School of Medicine recently received two major boosts: Indiana CTSI core designation and funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to cover the cost of its main bioprinting instrument.
The 3D Bioprinting Core’s Regenova bioprinter
Indiana CTSI-designated cores have demonstrated quality oversight, users that span departments and schools, processes to monitor user satisfaction and established policies for publication and confidentiality. The designation also allows investigators to apply to the core for Indiana CTSI pilot grant funding for their research.
The 3D Bioprinting Core also was awarded an NIH S10/Shared Instrument Grant to fund its...

February 23, 2017

IU researcher applying global lessons to Indiana health issues

After working with doctors and patients in Kenya for more than a decade, Debra Litzelman, MD, has learned a lot about how to provide health services to rural and resource-strapped populations.
Debra Litzelman, MD. (Photo courtesy of Regenstrief Institute)
Now she is applying that knowledge to help reduce risk factors for infant mortality in Indiana—ranked among the 10 worst states for infant mortality in the country, according to data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Litzelman, D. Craig Brater Professor of Global Health Education at Indiana University Center for Global Health and associate director of the IU...

February 16, 2017

Indiana CTSI leaders named Indiana University distinguished professors

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
Nine Indiana University scholars and researchers have been promoted to distinguished professor, the highest academic rank the university bestows upon faculty.
The new distinguished professors include Indiana CTSI director Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, a neuroscientist and medical researcher in the IU School of Medicine, and Tatiana Foroud, PhD, scientific director of the Indiana Biobank and a statistical geneticist in the IU School of Medicine Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.
“These acclaimed men and women represent the pinnacle of public education through their remarkable research, teaching and service in an extraordinarily wide range of disciplines,” IU President Michael A....